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FEB
24
Date:
Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_97ocEpBgR9aixsZsW0cx_A
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Spring 2021 Webinar Series

In recent decades, people living in the Lower Mekong Region have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations.y

To view the flyer please visit the The Mekong, China, & Southeast Asian Transitions series: Markets for Mekong Goods Spring 2021 Webinar series flyer.


International concurrent times: HST (2-3:30pm) | EST (7-8:30pm) | Vientiane/BKK/PhnomPenh/Hanoi=Feb. 25 (7-8:30am)

Register to attend.

Full webinar series schedule:

Panel 1 : Jan 27 - Markets for Mekong Commodities

Panel 2 : Feb 24 - Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong

Panel 3 : Apr 7 - The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong

Panel 4: Apr 28 - Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.6t rq  

Date:
Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Registration: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lte1SNWcQ6jnlX
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Week 4
"The Importance of Voice: Making Translations 'Sound' Good" by Ms. Erica Friedman

The Japanese Studies Program is pleased to offer a series of four workshops in SS21 on the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation. Each workshop focuses on a key aspect of translation & adaptation in the field of Japanese popular culture, in particular that of manga. While this workshop series presents Japanese materials, many of the takeaways will be relevant to anyone aspiring to work professionally as a translator. The language of instruction will be English, and everyone is welcome, even those who do not have Japanese language backgrounds. Each workshop will include hands-on activities focusing on strategies and methodologies for translation & adaptation. Those who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of participation.

Please register in advance at the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation Workshop Series  registration page.

This workshop series is supported by the Asian Studies Center Virtual Speaker Program and is organized by the MSU Japanese Studies Program

FEB
25
Date:
Thursday, 25 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__VVeKOkNSvqhGsUdx8f1DA
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Sean W. Anthony (The Ohio State) is a historian of early Islamic history and Arabic literature. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 2009, Anthony taught at the University of Oregon (Eugene) and the Ohio State University, where he is currently professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

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MAR
15
Date:
Monday, 15 Mar 2021
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Deadline for undergraduate and graduate paper submissions: March 15, 2021
Awards to be announced at the Showcase:

Graduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (roughly 15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2020 and the deadline, March 15, 2021

Undergraduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (roughly 15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2020 and the deadline, March 15, 2021
All submissions should be sent to Mohammad Khalil (khalilmo(at)msu.edu) and Mary Firdawsi (firdaws2(at)msu.edu)

MAR
23
Date:
Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - registration: https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/7371460
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Book: The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad
by Lesley Hazleton
Lecture/discussion led by Dustin Byrd, Associate Professor of Humanities, Olivet College

Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality.  Impeccably researched and thrillingly readable, Hazleton's narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nonviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim. The First Muslim illuminates not only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy.
This event will feature a short presentation from Dr. Dustin Byrd (MSU Department of Religious Studies), followed by small group discussions of the book led by graduate students and question and answer time with the author.  Free and open to the public.  Presented by MSU Muslim Studies Program and MSU Libraries.  Co-sponsored by East Lansing Public Library.

Please register in advance for this book discussion:

APR
1
Date:
Thursday, 01 Apr 2021
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcOmtqTwjHNaBZtmGyjgYQpO3EkZtTU6Z
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Deadline for submission March 15, 2021.
Presentations by paper winners April 1, 2021, time tbd.

Graduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (roughly 15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2020 and the deadline, March 15, 2021

Undergraduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (roughly 15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2020 and the deadline, March 15, 2021
All submissions should be sent to Mohammad Khalil (khalilmo(at)msu.edu) and Mary Firdawsi (firdaws2(at)msu.edu)

 

APR
7
Date:
Wednesday, 07 Apr 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_97ocEpBgR9aixsZsW0cx_A
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Spring 2021 Webinar Series

In recent decades, people living in the Lower Mekong Region have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations.

To view the flyer please visit The Mekong, China, & Southeast Asian Transitions series: Markets for Mekong Goods Spring 2021 Webnar series flyer.


International concurrent times: HST (2-3:30pm) | EST (7-8:30pm) | Vientiane/BKK/PhnomPenh/Hanoi =Apr. 8, 7-8:30am)

Register to attend.

Full webinar series schedule:

Panel 1 : Jan 27 - Markets for Mekong Commodities

Panel 2 : Feb 24 - Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong

Panel 3 : Apr 7 - The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong

Panel 4: Apr 28 - Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development

APR
8
Date:
Thursday, 08 Apr 2021
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7yAKBF9xQqSWX5LO7EY1bA
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Conference Title: Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media

Michigan State University is hosting an international conference on Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media. This conference will present work related to Muslim portrayals in the media (e.g., news, entertainment, social media) and evaluate how Islamophobia manifests on these platforms.
Significance of theme: The media is an important conduit for conveying messages to the public, shaping public attitudes, influencing the national discourse, and generating stereotypes. Past research suggests the ways in which outgroups are represented in the media impacts the public's perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors toward them, as well as shaping support for policies that harm members of these outgroups. Scholarship is only now beginning to extend this line of research to Muslims, and to specifically explore how the media is shaping discrimination against Muslims globally. . For instance, Muslims are increasingly occupying a more prominent role in the American cable news media. For instance, they were mentioned in 28.46% of all CNN broadcasts, 31.53% of FOX broadcasts, and 41.65% of MSNBC broadcasts in 2016. This conference will invite panelists to present work related to Muslim portrayals in the media (e.g., news, entertainment, social media) and evaluate its effects either on publics or on Muslims themselves.

Panelists from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds—including, among other possibilities, computer science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, political science, communication, media studies, and psychology—will be invited to apply to attend and present their research on Islamophobia in the news media, entertainment media, and on social media. By bringing together leading scholars who study how Islamophobia manifests on each of these platforms, we will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the pervasiveness of anti-Muslim sentiment, measure its effects, and develop recommendations to address it. The conference will build a mentoring network of scholars interested in Muslims, leading to stronger future data collection and research efforts, and will help underrepresented members of the profession (including women and people of color) to succeed in their scholarship.
Conference format: The two-day conference will take place on April 8-9 and will include a networking dinner, panels, posters, and a keynote. The precise format will be announced at a later date.

 

APR
9
Date:
Friday, 09 Apr 2021
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7yAKBF9xQqSWX5LO7EY1bA
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Conference Title: Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media

Michigan State University is hosting an international conference on Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media. This conference will present work related to Muslim portrayals in the media (e.g., news, entertainment, social media) and evaluate how Islamophobia manifests on these platforms.

Significance of theme: The media is an important conduit for conveying messages to the public, shaping public attitudes, influencing the national discourse, and generating stereotypes. Past research suggests the ways in which outgroups are represented in the media impacts the public's perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors toward them, as well as shaping support for policies that harm members of these outgroups. Scholarship is only now beginning to extend this line of research to Muslims, and to specifically explore how the media is shaping discrimination against Muslims globally. . For instance, Muslims are increasingly occupying a more prominent role in the American cable news media. For instance, they were mentioned in 28.46% of all CNN broadcasts, 31.53% of FOX broadcasts, and 41.65% of MSNBC broadcasts in 2016. This conference will invite panelists to present work related to Muslim portrayals in the media (e.g., news, entertainment, social media) and evaluate its effects either on publics or on Muslims themselves.

Panelists from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds—including, among other possibilities, computer science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, political science, communication, media studies, and psychology—will be invited to apply to attend and present their research on Islamophobia in the news media, entertainment media, and on social media. By bringing together leading scholars who study how Islamophobia manifests on each of these platforms, we will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the pervasiveness of anti-Muslim sentiment, measure its effects, and develop recommendations to address it. The conference will build a mentoring network of scholars interested in Muslims, leading to stronger future data collection and research efforts, and will help underrepresented members of the profession (including women and people of color) to succeed in their scholarship.

Conference format: The two-day conference will take place on April 8-9 and will include a networking dinner, panels, posters, and a keynote. The precise format will be announced at a later date.

APR
28
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_97ocEpBgR9aixsZsW0cx_A
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

Spring 2021 Webinar Series

In recent decades, people living in the Lower Mekong Region have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations.

To view the flyer please visit The Mekong, China, & Southeast Asian Transitions series: Markets for Mekong Goods Spring 2021 Webnar series flyer.

International concurrent times: HST (2-3:30pm) | EST (7-8:30pm) | Vientiane/BKK/PhnomPenh/Hanoi=Apr. 29 (7-8:30am)

Register to attend.

Full webinar series schedule:

Panel 1 : Jan 27 - Markets for Mekong Commodities

Panel 2 : Feb 24 - Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong

Panel 3 : Apr 7 - The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong

Panel 4: Apr 28 - Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.